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VIDEO: Light tower at Nationals Park catches fire

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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During the 11th inning of Thursday's game between the Nationals and Diamondbacks at Nationals Park, one of the light towers in right field caught fire:

The sections below the light tower were evacuated and no injuries were reported. In a statement, the Nationals chalked the blaze up to a "minor technical malfunction" and said their "facilities team is currently looking into what may have caused the problem."

Can't say I ever remember seeing part of a ballpark on fire, certainly not during a game. As you can see in the video, the fans were checking out the fire while the players just kept chugging along, probably eager to get the extra-innings game over on the get-away day.

 
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